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Obsidiman

Solar panels won't generate power

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So here's the thing.

I decided to go ahead and mod my install, after seeing some of the wonderful things that exist via Scott Manley. So I went around and picked a few mods that looked interesting to me and installed them.

None of them said that they would have any problems with existing games, so I loaded into my career save that I've been playing on, and everything was going great. No problems, just smooth sailing-- or whatever the space equivalent of "sailing" is.

But after a while I noticed that my probes, bases, and ships were running low on power. I though, 'that's odd', and looked into why. Turns out, none of the solar panels in my game work anymore. I'm pretty sure that they still worked after installing the mods, so it must have somehow happened after that. For reference, here's a list (raw copy/paste from AVC) of the mods that I currently have installed:

KSP: 1.3 (Win64) - Unity: 5.4.0p4 - OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601) 64bit
Community Category Kit - 2.0.1
Community Resource Pack - 0.7.1
DynamicBatteryStorage - 1.1
Extraplanetary Launchpads - 5.8.2
Kerbal Attachment System - 0.6.3
<b><color=#CA7B3C>Kopernicus</color></b> - 1.3.0.5
KSP-AVC Plugin - 1.1.6.2
NearFutureElectrical - 0.9.5
NearFutureProps - 0.1
NearFuturePropulsion - 0.9.4
NearFutureSolar - 0.8.6
NearFutureSpacecraft - 0.7.3
Kerbal Planetary Base Systems - 1.5.1
TweakScale - 2.3.6

So one of the symptoms of this problem is the solar panel parts not having any part info.

In the R&D center:

https://imgur.com/PKyVQsa

Same panel, in VAB:

https://imgur.com/qYLWL3T

One from Near Future Solar, VAB:

https://imgur.com/kykOKLQ

Stock retractable panel, VAB:

https://imgur.com/Qp3QNtI

And for reference, one of the stock batteries, WITH part info:

https://imgur.com/SamNSWg

To top it all off, I can't actually right click the panels like I should be able to while during a mission. This is a bit harder to show in a picture, so the closest I can really get is just highlighting the panel:

https://imgur.com/BZhoSmP

Sorry that last one's a bit dark, I should honestly have waited for Minmus to rotate, but I was rushed with the screenshots.

If anyone has any idea as to what might be wrong here, that'd be great. I looked around on  the internet and I couldn't find anyone with a similar problem. And if nobody knows what the heck is going on, I guess I'll just backup my saves and do a fresh install and see if that fixes it.

And yeah, that's about it.

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@Obsidiman Its likely kopernicus. I believe they are having an issue with that right now, as well as the solar panels focusing on the wrong star, if you have more than one. Why are you using Kopernicus anyways? You only need that if you want to play in a modded planet system, which I don't see in your mods.

 

 

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@Obsidiman Its likely kopernicus. I believe they are having an issue with that right now, as well as the solar panels focusing on the wrong star, if you have more than one.

Yup, although this is supposed to be fixed in Kopernicus 1.3.0-8. Try upgrading.

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10 hours ago, harrisjosh2711 said:

@ObsidimanWhy are you using Kopernicus anyways? You only need that if you want to play in a modded planet system, which I don't see in your mods.

 

 

@harrisjosh2711 I had planned on having a modded planet, but after seeing that Kopernicus wasn't compatible with the current version of ksp, I just left it installed. I'll try removing it, and see if that fixes it

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